October 18th 2011 10:00 am PT

Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundles

Today we have announced two Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles that are now shipping to retailers.

One bundle contains an Xbox 360 with a 250 GB HDD, Kinect, the games
Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do, plus 3-months of Xbox LIVE Gold for a suggested retail price of MRP $399 USD.

The second bundle contains and Xbox 360 with a 250 GB HDD, Fable III and Halo: Reach, plus 3-months of Xbox LIVE Gold for a suggested retail price of MRP $299 USD.

These bundles will be available while supplies last and individual offers may vary by region.
Check your local retailer for availability.

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527958060 Tim Larkin

    Wish there was a holiday 320GB bundle too.

    • http://twitter.com/chuponopolis Kyle

      The Star Wars Kinect bundle is 320 GB.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Tjoeb123 Tyler Beale

        Which is delayed until 2012.

      • CyberSkull

        Special editions don’t count. They are tied to a release window for a game and are gone from the marketplace in a week or so.

    • Anonymous

      You mean like the already released Gears 3 console bundle? or the upcoming MW3 console bundle?

      • http://twitter.com/adrenalize24 adrenalize24

        The 320 is reserved for Special game console bundles, rather than a standard console and extra games. It’s not really that hard to see is it? 

      • CyberSkull

        You mean the one that is sold out?

  • Anonymous

    MW3 bundle is also 320G plus wireless headset =) comes out nov 8

  • theConstruct

    I was hoping that the Matte 250 was going to keep the chrome detail. Bummer.

    • theConstruct

      Also, I find it odd that they are ditching the High-Gloss Console but are keeping the High-Gloss sensor. The moment I found out that the 4GB was Matte I went out and bought it. I would do the same for the sensor.
      And yes, I loath High-Gloss that much.

      • http://www.facebook.com/DeathTax Joshua Victor Glenn

        Matte is soooooo much easier to clean and keep decent looking than friggin’ gloss. (Imo)

        • theConstruct

          Exactly, and Matte will hold up better. High-Gloss gets micro scratches far to easily, and it looks tacky too. The only thing worse than a Black High-Gloss gadget is one a white one, Matte or High-Gloss. BLACK MATTE FTW!!!

  • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

    Funny, I bought my 1st Xbox with Halo 3/Fable 2 bundle.  Now there’s a new one with sequel.  The ironing is delicious.

    • Anonymous

      Dont you mean the irony lol.

      • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

        Nope, meant ironing ;)

  • http://twitter.com/CraziedZombies Josh

    I would get this but i already have halo reach :/ nice though for thoughs that don’t 

  • http://twitter.com/khodson98 Kevin

    They ditched the GLOSS!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/jonhartman84 jonhartman84

      Announced a few months ago I beleive.

    • theConstruct


      Now on to metal shells, victory will be ours.

    • Anonymous

      Rub your eyes and look again. Still glossy. As always, these bundles are being used to move out old stock of discontinued models.

  • Anonymous

    According to the description on Amazon, the free games don’t even come on discs but rather in the form of codes on a piece of paper?! Now I don’t usually mind the lack of manuals with Ubisoft’s games or even Gears 3, but this is redonkulous.

    • Gerardo Otero

      Fable III comes on disc. Only Halo Reach needs to be downloaded.

    • Anonymous

      You can even tell just by looking at the package, Halo Reach game has an Xbox Live package while Fable 3 has a physical game package.

  • http://twitter.com/boeboelord Boe2

    Can I have one for free please?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Gillespie/524235813 Joseph Gillespie

    So… if I buy the “second bundle” and a Kinect sensor separately, I’d get THREE free games, 3 months of Live, and all for the SAME price as the “first bundle” ?? Seems like the first bundle is a bit weak.

    • Anonymous

      Two different prices ($299 and $399), and both has 2 games (Fable 3/Halo Reach and Kinect Adventures/Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do)

      I like your pricing and incentives much better for the 2nd bundle though!

  • locoelbob

    Wow, that Halo Reach/Fable III bundle looks like a pretty sweet deal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caleb68 Arthur Newkirk

    problem is most the people buying the systems already have the games do to their old system giving them a RROD, hense the case with my sisters Xbox (and my first xbox, on my third one now), so older games included with a bundle deal, dont really give added incentive to buy the bundle over the cheaper system. Then you have collectors like myself who dont trade in their games and have a mass of games stored up (over 325 currently) as well as duplicates from buying little ‘bonus’ deals.

  • Anonymous

    A price cut on the systems would probably do more good than just a holiday bundle, especially in this economy and on top of your large user base that already bought the Xbox S and/or Kinect.

    • Anonymous

      The 360 is still outselling every other console on the market by a healthy margin. A price cut is the last thing it needs.

  • Abdullah Moh’d

    Nooooooo, it was better with Gloss!!! -,-

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about dude? Look at the photo; they are still glossy. They are using these bundles to get rid of the backlog of discontinued glossy consoles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Mercey/100000328628248 Rebecca Mercey

    i gotta get that for my son

  • http://twitter.com/JorgeSoto_ jorge soto

    is better xbox 360 of MW3 or gears of war 3 console

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Garrett-Hatler/1406268805 Garrett Hatler

      gears of war 3. why would you want a 360 modeled after the most over rated game ever made?

      • http://www.facebook.com/memoryregix Justin Ray Bruntmyer

        lol you mean like Battlefield?

      • http://www.facebook.com/memoryregix Justin Ray Bruntmyer

        You mean like Battlefield?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Leach/1365417326 Kyle Leach

          At least Battlefield can back up a real life scenario all COD does is maybe leave a black mark on the wall.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1299770636 Hunter Laging

          COD is an overrated series period.

      • http://www.facebook.com/UNDEADxTOFUx117 Jonathan Michaelis

        dont you mean the most over-rated Series ever?

    • Anonymous

      Depends. Do you want a matte black console, or a blood red console? I upgraded my launch 360 for the MW2 console a few years back because A) it was the first model available in black, and B) it was the first to come with a 250gb HDD. Look at the photos of both, and decide which would look better with your current setup.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Leach/1365417326 Kyle Leach

      Screw MW3 Battlefield 3 is where it’s at!!! 
      YEAH BABY Battlefield 3!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/oACE10o Chace McMichael

        Battle Field 3 is a cheap attempt to catch up to the COD franchise…CRAP game and even worse multiplayer experience…its all about COD and will always be.

        • http://www.facebook.com/UNDEADxTOFUx117 Jonathan Michaelis

          ever since COD4 they’ve just been putting out glorified map packs. anyone that still gets excited about a YEARLY release in a series must have an IQ of 4.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-East/100001391063584 Matt East

            W/E, play what you want to play. Its your own preference. That’s how we gamers work.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Johannes/1379130314 Travis Johannes

          Disagree. Everyone I know who was COD faithful was playing MW2 religiously when I upgraded to BF:BC2, after I had heard how much more realistic it was. So I had my friends play it.Needless to say, COD has been relegated to cheap party games instead of hardcore FPS gaming around here.

          COD is great if you want Earth-Halo.

          • http://www.facebook.com/oACE10o Chace McMichael

            F Gaylo….and your so called BC2 friends will all resort back to MW3 when it drops on Nov.8th….mark my words

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688703185 John R. Howard

      ..They’re both really nice, but the MW3 XBOX has the most memory avalable…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002217714663 Deonte Snipes


  • http://twitter.com/trevorlerner Trevor Lerner

    what about the R2-D2 model?

    • Anonymous

      Pushed back to 2012, because Jedi Kinect game isn’t quite ready for primetime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/skech Dean J. P. Kehoe

    Are there seriously people out there without a 360?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Spencer/1320782428 Adam Spencer

      are you for real kid? you know how stupid you just sounded? oh yea nobody plays xbox… its only 30 times better than playstation and has 1000 better titles… go away with your newbness…. begone with yee!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1299770636 Hunter Laging

        haha dude he said “ARE THERE seriously PEOPLE out there WITHOUT A 360?”

      • http://twitter.com/thepsychicninja Braden Mockli

        Do you know how stupid you just sounded? He said is there anybody WITHOUT a 360, implying that everyone already has one you idiot. Learn how to read.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002728947945 Slem Vat

    COLL la bonne console je me bouffe les doigt pour l’avoir

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002728947945 Slem Vat

    et en euros combien sa fait ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002728947945 Slem Vat


  • Anonymous

    Hmm.. those Xboxes look pretty shiny. Guessing you’re using these bundles as a way to clear out what’s left of the old premium Slims, eh? Pass. The last thing I need on my AV rack is another fingerprint magnet.

    • Anonymous

      It is the newest console and is matte.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000602712683 Anojh Rajeetharan

    i got the new xbox holiday bundel with forza 4 and kinect adventuers with 250 gb of a hard drive only for 299.99£

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000602712683 Anojh Rajeetharan

    how is that

  • http://www.facebook.com/BLSundberg Benjamin Sundberg

     and fable are old news games, yes i would agree they were great but am disappointed

  • Kevin Miller

    Halo Reach sucks. Enough said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000430911253 Dom Bishop

    fable 3 was very disapointing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Linton/100001315081009 Nathan Linton

    christ ppl stop bitchen bout the games, if u have a prob with the games dont get them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Rogers/1032977808 Jordan Rogers

    no way. fable 3 was the best fable ever!

  • http://twitter.com/peemore1 Paul Moore

    Any news of a release date for the R2D2 Xbox? My son was hoping to get it for christmas and he is now one really upset star wars geek!

    • Anonymous

      It is looking like it will be in 2012 some time.  I don’t believe there is an official date yet, other than sometime next year.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CVZV6PEGTCSEZCNRS4QPHLP2QM Joseph

      thought i seen one on e-bay already

  • http://www.facebook.com/Drama.Beat Daniel Odom

     I want the second bundle……….my mom was thinking about buying me one then the day she was done thinking about it and decided to give me one she lost her job so now both of my parents are with out a job it would be cool if i could get one

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LPKM6Y32MV7N3B3X72II3XUNA Nick

    So do you think the price of just an xbox 360 will go down, since the bundle with fable and halo is the same price as one by itself

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.deitrich Jamie Deitrich

    rip off

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerardo-Gomez/1117932335 Gerardo Gomez

    very disappinting bundle since ima fan of both franchises but both games were disappointing i was thinkin of replacing 360 i lost but dis bundle aint worth mayb ill wait for R2D2 bundle goin to PS3 for now 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mok-Alva/100000430866925 Mok Alva

     MEh!! nothing important here i guess. come on xbox stop with the family friendly crap its time for some better bundle setups here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julio-Alanis/1712690646 Julio Alanis

    And what happen whit the halo 10 years edition i hope have one ????????????????

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001015267334 Tylor Davids

      they wont have one they had a halo reach one

  • Tyler Dixon

    mass effect 3 xbox would be really EPIC

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002728947945 Slem Vat

    mais en euros ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1777857664 Ohh Davey

    i payed 100 dollars more and got a sick gears 3 console. plus another 70 gbs of space and gears 3 and two controllers with the new rotating D-pad. i think ill stick with that…

  • Anonymous

    I can’t find this bundle anywhere. Best Buy, Target, Toys R US, K Mart (Scranton Pa) all have no record of this even coming. Best Buy doesnt even have it coming soon on their website. 7 days since this shipping announcement went out, and I got nothing. Got my 3rd ring of death 3 days ago and will not spend 100.00 for a repair job on an older version system that will probably fail me for a fourth. I would have dumped this system but have too much invested in it to turn around now. I will definitely rethink my options come 2013 when the rumored Next Box comes.

    Anyone see these holiday bundles in their store yet?

  • CyberSkull

    I’m going to wait for a 320GB retail console.